ERIC Number: ED321089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
On Changing Education. Practically Everybody Agrees on What Works but Can That Be Translated into Largescale Educational Reform?
Mark, Jorie Lester
Businesses are increasingly frustrated by the lack of workers with the basic skills needed to fill their entry-level jobs. Workers in existing jobs make many errors because of lack of skills, errors that cost businesses--and consumers--many dollars. Many solutions have been advanced to improve education. Twenty-two educational practices that work can be identified. Proposed solutions seem to center on coordination of programs, dollars, policies, and services. However, improvement is also a matter of who will control the money, what will be done with it, and which program will take the lead in coordination. Everyone agrees about what will work; the need is for cooperation and collaboration so that a proposed solution can work. (This paper contains a 17-page bibliography categorized by newspaper articles, reports, periodicals, journals, limited circulation items, conferences, monographs, and books. It also contains a matrix of good educational practices.) (KC)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Economic Development, Educational Attitudes, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Attitudes, Employment Projections, Labor Education, Labor Needs, Program Development, Teaching Methods
Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy, Pennsylvania State University, 204 Calder Way, Suite 209, University Park, PA 16801.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Inst. for the Study of Adult Literacy.